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Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Drumore - Creekside Cottage

Country cottage featuring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, beautiful views all around.

2-story cottage, built in 2014, sleeps 9 guests, queen-size beds in all 3 bedrooms (cots available), sofa bed in den, laundry room, large eat-in kitchen, comfy great room with wifi, large TV, entertainment center with window view overlooking scenic Fishing Creek. Lovely porch with wrap-around rear deck and adjoining screened-in porch off of the dining area. Many trails are nearby for hiking, cycling, exploring and trail riding. A barn and paddock are located a few hundred feet from the cottage, if guests desire to bring their horses. The barn has 3 stalls and plenty of room for turn-out.

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Carol Gibson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 November, 2016
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About Carol Gibson

Southern Lancaster County has been my home for my entire life. I live 10 minutes away from Creekside Cottage and have been in the Real Estate business for many years. It has been my vision to create a place for guests to stay while visiting beautiful Southern Lancaster County. Creekside Cottage's manager, Carol Gibson, a retired teacher, was also born and raised in Southern Lancaster County.

Why Carol Gibson chose Pennsylvania

This property is adjacent to my country cabin and stables. The rich history and natural attractions in this area inspired me to build Creekside Cottage. Come learn, relax and explore this beautiful area!

What makes this cottage unique

I designed Creekside Cottage with comfort and efficiency in mind. The wood used for the kitchen island, kitchen table, walls in the den and Master bathroom all came from the trees on my property. If you stroll down behind the cottage, you will discover the most amazing natural rock wall. May you find peace, comfort and serenity during your visit!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(52 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.9615383 based on 52 reviews

Absolute perfection!!!

  • 5 of 5

As the Maid of Honor in my future sister-in-law's wedding, I wanted to make her bridal shower/bachelorette party weekend perfect. And thanks to Creekside Cottage, Carol, and Don, it was MORE than perfect!! The house is everything we could have asked for and more. Secluded in the woods, overlooking a babbling brook, amazing fall weather... everything was fantastic! We are so happy to have found Creekside Cottage, we felt so welcome and Carol & Don were both so hospitable. The house has everything you need.... and more! Adorably decorated for the season, snacks/coffee/fridge stocked to abundance, brand new appliances perfect for entertaining, an amazing layout with more than enough room for everyone, perfectly clean, an amazing wrap-around deck, gas fireplace... the list goes on and on and on. I can't put into words how much we love this place, it now holds a special place in our hearts, and we will absolutely find a reason to come back to Creekside Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Mary, what a wonderfully well-planned event! If I recall correctly, you and your friends have a few more weddings coming up! Come back to celebrate! :-) Thank you for noticing the little touches we provide. It gives us great pleasure to hear how much the cottage was thoroughly enjoyed. The layout does provide the perfect place for entertaining and the surrounding area has so much to offer. I will always remember the girls walking up the road to Don's cabin, apples in hand and giggling, followed by happy horses who received much attention! Please come back! Our best to you all, Carol & Don
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Beautiful and Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We were so looking forward to coming back to Creekside Cottage!! The cottage was as lovely as we remembered, clean, welcoming with seasonal decorations, fresh fruit, and flowers. We were happy and surprised to see the door on the master bedroom!!! It saved our lifelong friends from hearing my husband snore for two nights. We had a wonderful reunion in this extremely enchanting place. We are sorry we missed Don when he stopped by. We so forward for the basement being finished. Our kids are can't wait to sleeping and hang out down there, next time we come. Thanks again for everything! It is really the best place!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Linda, How about that new door! We are sure many return guests will appreciate it as much as you and your hubby did, ha! So...about the basement...thanks for your patience. I know that project is on Don's agenda. He sadly lost his mama recently and is busy settling all that is involved. Let's see what happens in the months ahead! Thanks for writing a review! Much appreciated! Warmly, Carol & Don
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Delightful Experience

  • 5 of 5

The setting near the creek is very special, best experienced out on the deck. The rental process was seamlessly smooth, thanks to the efficiency and caring concern of Carol, the manager. Though it was just my wife and me, I could see that the house was designed in such a way that a larger group of, say, four or six would have space for being together as well as allowing individuals or pairs spots to enjoy more private moments. The house was very clean and equipped with everything we needed. The property is conveniently located for visiting interesting towns such as Havre de Grace, MD to the south and Lancaster, PA to the north (about 30-45 minutes each way), as well as the bucolic and heavily Amish countryside of Lancaster County. On the way home we enjoyed the massive Sunday brunch at the Best Western Eden Resort on the outskirts of Lancaster. The Creekside Cottage is definitely on our list for a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, what a kind review! Thank you for taking the time to write. As you mentioned, the open floor plan makes entertaining very easy and inviting. We strive to meet our guests' needs by having the cottage well-stocked. The location is perfect for fun day trips. With the seasonal changes, one must return, so we hope to see your name come across vrbo again sometime! Thank you again for your thoughtfulness! Carol & Don
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comfortable and welcoming. away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, and well stocked, Clean and homey. Newer home built in the last couple of years, just perfectly placed beside a gravel road along a creek. Quiet secluded home with a well stocked and equipped kitchen, laundry, deck with screened area, and nice fire pit and firewood supplied.

Carol met us at check-in and was friendly and pleasant, making sure we knew where everything was. Unlike other places we have rented, our host provided everything we needed. I suggest you check in before you pick up your groceries. Laundry soap, paper supplies, kitchen spices and condiments, coffee, even mosquito repellent were provided.

Don, the owner, who lives right down the road, dropped in on us mid week to make sure we were comfortable and see if he could do anything to make our stay better. Don is truly neighborly and pleasant, like an old friend dropping by.

The negatives are few. The host provides wi-fi connection but it is poor quality, blame Frontier communication for that, Verizon service is almost non existent. The bedrooms don't have television, the master bedroom has TV but only connected to DVD.

Overall this home is A++ rental, we typically don't revisit places (there is so much of the world yet to see) but this one will be calling us back.

Thanks, Don for your hospitality

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh please, Greg, let Creekside Cottage call you back! Thank you for your well written, detailed review. Yes, I think the only thing needed perhaps upon arrival would be milk for one's coffee! (But there is Coffeemate!) We are happy to know you were able to make use of the items supplied. This is our pleasure to provide things you shouldn't have to bring or go out and purchase after a lengthy trip to your destination. We appreciate your description of the cottage and location. It is rather out in the "boonies" but that seems to be desirable for the majority of our guests. Please do come back to visit! Carol & Don
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Home sweet home

  • 5 of 5

Home sweet home is exactly how it feels here from the moment you step in the door. They have provided me and my family with everything we could possibly need to just sit back and relax on our vacation. The house is immaculate and the surroundings are wonderful. U can go hiking down the trails or play in the brook then relax by their fire pit. It was everything me and my family had hoped for and more. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ryan and family, You were the perfect guests; clean, resourceful and appreciative! So glad you enjoyed the cottage and the surroundings. Relaxation, yes, at its best! Please come again! Sincerely, Carol & Don
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" A little piece of heaven on earth."

  • 5 of 5

Don & Carol,

Thank you for your hospitality, smiles, insight and warm hearts. Creekside cottage is a "little piece of heaven on earth." Our vacation was just that, a vacation. We took in all the beauty that surrounded us, the deer, birds singing, hummingbirds hovering, the crazy cardinal knocking on the door, the freshness in the air and the beauty of the hollow and babbling brook. I read the book by Tom Smith, "Drumore Echoes" and fell in love with the history and fell back in time as I explored the area and imagined life here 100-200 years ago. We followed Fishing Creek Hollow to the mighty Susquehanna River and took in all the sights of the beautiful landscape. As we leave today to go back home, my heart is full of joy knowing we will be back hopefully in January to celebrate my wife's birthday. The season will have changed, but I know the beauty of " this little piece of heaven on earth" will have a different face of nature's wonder. Thank you lord for your bounty is great.


Jack & Rhonda Wilbur

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jack and Rhonda, Your review brought tears to my eyes as I know how much this stay touched your hearts. You were both very aware and appreciative of the beauty and history around the cottage and countryside. Thank you for sharing your kind sentiments in your review. Don and I look forward to your return visit in January! Best regards, Carol & Don
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Lancaster Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
BullFrog Inn and Pour Girls, Georgetown, PA
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Tanglewood Golf Course, Pilgrim's Oak Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Lancaster Train Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 272, Route 372
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
RD's American Grill, Gallery Grille at Tanglewood
Car: necessary

Creekside Cottage provides an escape from the fast-paced life to place of pure peacefulness and quietude. This brand new vrbo features a scenic view of a stream and pastures, surrounded by tens of miles perfect for hiking, cycling, fishing, creek-stomping, nature-watching and trail riding on horseback. Close by you can view the authentic, simple life of the Amish community, however, you will be only a few minutes away from highly rated restaurants and shopping outlets. Some activities/places for day trips include: Historic Robert Fulton Birthplace, Rockford and President Buchanan's home. Dutch Wonderland and the Hershey Chocolate World/Amusement Parks are close by. The Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park is now open, only 25 mins. away. Local parks offer tubing, canoeing, hiking, paddle boating and wonderful riding trails if you choose to bring your mounts. Downtown Lancaster, only 25 mins. away, is abound with antique shops, boutiques, restaurants, theatre, museums and Central Market. Visit Rockvale and Tanger Outlets, then travel on to Intercourse, PA, to the Kitchen Kettle Village and a multitude of great shops and a Railroad ride in Strasburg, PA. Visit antique shops and museums on your way to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square. For more nearby attractions, Within 1-2 hours from the cottage, you can see Gettysburg, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. or just hang out at the Creekside Cottage for a day or two of deck-sitting and relaxation at one of the most tranquil places you will ever find yourself!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Drumore, Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 May 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 7.1%

No pets allowed, sorry!
We would be willing to book for one night only during fall and winter. Contact the manager for details.
Creekside Cottage is especially cozy during the winter months. Sip your hot cocoa by the warm, blazing fireplace. Hike the trails and return to the fire pit to toast your marshmallows and/or cook a few hotdogs!

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Drumore, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2177 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Hickory double vanity. Fully handicapped accessible.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Downstairs powder room.
  • Stocked with supplies for basic needs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , A comfy folding bed is available.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , A comfy folding bed is available.
  • Master bedroom: Queen size bed, walk-in closet, large dresser, folding bed available. Front and back bedrooms: Both have queen size beds, plenty of storage space, folding bed is available for back bedroom. Discover the secret passageway!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Read through our reviews to hear what guests have experienced!

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